Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from Around the World

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs, make us Proverbial sml 3932think more deeply about something.

Each Thursday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking.  I hope you will too.

A closed mind is like a closed book, just a block of wood

-Chinese Proverb

“Those who try to control others are out of control internally…because if one is in a state of inner peace, they do not fear another persons free will.”   

~A Window of Wisdom

Something Proverbial to Ponder About

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Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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9 Responses to Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from Around the World

  1. mukhamani says:

    Yes, proverbs make our lives so much richer, thanks:)

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  2. Waar het hart vol van is, stroomt de mond van over.

    Where the heart is full of, the mouth will spill it out.

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  3. milliethom says:

    I fully agree with both proverbs but find the second one so much more thought-provoking. I think that people with a desperate need to control others do so because of deep insecurity themselves. They fear that free-thinking individuals would heighten that insecurity (or fear of failure, or whatever). Both interesting proverbs, Amanda. 🙂
    (I’ve just this minute noticed the reference to my blog in your Blogroll! I’m honoured that you should have mentioned me – so all I can do is offer a huge thank you! I haven’t looked at it yet, so I don’t even know when you wrote it. If it was during this last week, I haven’t been on my blog much at all – just to reply to comments, that’s all. I’m really trying to concentrate on my third book now, and finding it hard to fit so many things in. So I’m so sorry for missing it. You must think I’m very rude! Humble apologies, Amanda.) 🙂

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  4. Leya says:

    Wise people, the old Chinese.

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